GoFundMe, do the right thing and take down the Darren Wilson support page

I wrote GFM a nice message and you should too. Here is what I wrote if you’d like an idea on where to start. I think it’s important to be as polite as possible when dealing with things like this.

Subject: Doing the right thing re: Darren Wilson

Ever since you guys have launched GoFundMe, you’ve helped countless people. In fact, several of my friends have pages on here now to help with living expenses, medical bills, school funds, etc. And because I’ve supported them and believe GFM in general is a site that does GOOD, I’m upset with the treatment of the Darren Wilson support page.

I understand that you may think you are an impartial judge by leaving both the Darren Wilson and Mike Brown support pages up, but unfortunately, because you receive fees from these pages, you are NO LONGER an impartial party. You are benefitting from a page that supports a man that shot another. By leaving this page up, by allowing people to give Darren Wilson — and by extension, GoFundMe — money, you are condoning the actions of a man who murdered another.

I do want to applaud you for taking down hateful comments — calling the people of Ferguson “animals”, etc…. but it’s not enough. Those hateful comments should act as signals to you that the fund to support Darren Wilson is here to promote hate, violence, and racial intolerance, which is against your terms of service.

Please take Darren Wilson’s support page down. Not only is it against the terms of service… IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. It’s completely unethical for your company to be benefitting from hatemongering.

Thank you.


Once you send it, you’ll get an automated message that frankly, made me laugh:

In addition to the report you have submitted to us, we encourage you to contact law enforcement officials in your area if you believe this user is committing fraud or breaking the law in any way.

 

I think the Ferguson law enforcement is just a tiny bit busy protecting Darren Wilson from his crime.

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